India has a little improvement in its childhood index global ranking from earlier 116th in 2017 to current 113th position. This is although a poor improvement. The childhood index was prepared by global child rights group, save the Children.
About childhood index global ranking
The report was titled as “End of Childhood” and was released on Thursday.
The reason behind India’s improvement in index was due to reduction in the rate of child marriages.
But other issues remained such as nutrition, infant mortality and child labour remained remained at same level with no improvement. According to 2016 report under five child mortality was 43 per cent per 1000 children in India.
Adolescent pregnancy was another challenge faced that was mentioned in the report. Number of births per 1000 girls aged 15-19 is 23.3 per cent. As per data one out of four girls were found to give birth before attaining the age of twenty years. The report shows that 30 per cent of girls in India gets married before reaching to 18 years age.
Speaking on the matter Bidisha Pillai, CEO, Save the Children, India said in the statement that early marriage, child labour and malnutrition are just a few of so many indicators through which children in India are kept away from their childhood.